Review by Amanda Gilmore for Mr. Will Wong
For many years, Kurt (Joe Keery) has been unsuccessful at becoming a social media influencer, but he’s hoping his new killer plan that will change everything.
Spree is one adrenaline-fuelled ride from beginning to end that has a wholly committed performance from Keery. Writer-Director Eugene Kotlyarenko has invented an original Horror-Comedy that’s a social critique on the lengths one may go to get noticed on Social Media. Kotlyarenko’s inventive use of dash cams, cell phone video, and Social Media apps gives this Film an authentic feel that would be lost if shot with a standard film camera. Then there is Keery who is 100% committed to bringing this comic, often lovable yet frightening character to the screen. Keery’s natural likability is expertly put to use in Spree because it makes the audience root for Kurt even in his darkest moments.
Spree screens at Sundance on Fri, Jan. 24th at 8:30 PM at The MARC, Sat, Jan. 25th at 11:30 PM at Prospector Square, Sun, Jan. 26th at 12 PM at Broadway Centre Cinema 6, Wed, Jan. 29th at 8:30 PM at Egyptian, and Thur, Jan. 30th at 4:15 PM at Redstone Cinema 2.
#SUNDANCE: DAY TWO SIGHTINGS – RACHEL BROSNAHAN, LEA THOMPSON, KELLY ROWLAND, AMY RYAN, STANLEY TUCCI, KYLE GALLNER + MORE!
It was a star-studded Day Two at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and our Amanda Gilmore was out and about capturing some of that starpower! See who she spotted and which Films did the rounds today.
DINNER IN AMERICA centers on a Punk Rocker and a young woman obsessed with his band. They fall in love unexpectedly and go on a journey together in mid-west America’s decaying suburbs.
WORTH takes place post-9/11 when Congress appoint Attorney Kenneth Feinberg to lead the Compensation Fund for victims of the attacks. He is forced to face the question of what value a life is worth when going head-to-head with a community organizer whose wife died in the towers.
SPREE centers on a Rideshare Driver who hatches a deadly plan to go viral.
David Arquette and the most adorable little sunglass-donning pup!
BAD HAIR is a Comedy-Horror about a young woman who decides to get a weave in joining a career in Music Television, only to realize the weave has a mind of its own.
James Van Der Beek
IRONBARK is about a Cold War Spy and his Russian source, who try to put an end to the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Rachel Brosnahan (Go, Amanda!)
Stay tuned for more as we expect several more sightings to come tomorrow!
(Photo credit: Amanda Gilmore)